Like many women, I’ve been fascinated by beauty since the days of sitting in the bathroom watching my mother get ready for an evening out. Digging through her purse and cabinets was an endless treasure hunt that turned up riches like scarlet lipstick and rosy rouge. Over the years I hoarded beauty and fashion magazines, plundering their pages for tips and tricks and trends. As an adolescent, I began exploring the kitchen for holistic skin care treatments, like egg-white-and-lemon masks, or cinnamon scrubs.
But for one reason and another, I didn’t end up pursuing this passion beyond my own education and self-improvement. I went to college and graduate school to study literature, and in a weird twist of fate ended up working in politics as a speechwriter and press assistant.
The passion never died. Over the years, I would continue to read and educate myself. I shared my beauty secrets with friends and family, and loved to style them for events and help them develop their wardrobes.
Eventually, the ego and power-plays of politics wore me down, and I knew it was time for a change. I left my job and went to beauty school.
I was in heaven. Esthetic school combined my need for intellectual stimulation (the science of skin care is fascinating and rapidly growing) and my love of all things beauty and fashion (my homework is doing a friend’s makeup? yes please!).
After graduating, I worked for a few years at a couple spas and other establishments. But nowhere I looked combined all the things I wanted to do and offer. I didn’t want to just throw products at them; I wanted to educate them, to teach them how to look and feel their best. I wanted to work somewhere that empowered women. So I started my own business.
Welcome to Glow.